Noah Juulsen is back from far away. We know his history with her migraines and recurring problems in its vision, the result of two washers received in the face during a game against the Washington Capitals on November 18, 2018.
At its last two seasons, Juulsen has very few hit the ice. The choice of the first round in 2015 has donned the uniform of the CH for 21 matches, and the Rocket de Laval for 16 meetings.
This year, the advocate, the 23-year-old has not played a single minute in the NHL. He has participated in only 13 meetings with the Rockets, returning to the game for the final game before the cancellation of the season in the american League.
Four months after his last meeting with the team of Joel Bouchard, Juulsen found himself in the camp of reviving the Habs.
“With what I have lived for the past two years, just being here is a good opportunity, said Juulsen. There will probably be some open positions at the defense. If I train and I work hard, I will be correct. “
Top 6 possible
Juulsen he believes in his chances to secure a spot among the top six defenders in the team ?
“Yes, I think it’s possible, he answered. It will depend on my game. There are many good defenders here. I have to continue to find my timing and stay as alert as possible. “
As for Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Claude Julien has described Juulsen with a good dose of passion.
“I like what I see. We are talking about an injury that has slowed his progress for a year and a half. He had just start to play when the season has ended. Noah is a defender with good mobility. It is a good experience for him to come to train, to be part of the camp, because eventually, we will have decisions to make. It is a right-handed person who has known good times in the past, but he took a step back. “
There was an absent in addition to coaching the Habs. If Brett Kulak and Xavier Ouellet have still not skated since the beginning of the camp, Paul Byron was absent for the first time.